Krafton has finally opened up early access to its PUBG Mobile Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) alternative in India for all Android users. There is now news that BGMI is reportedly sending data from Indian Android players to multiple Chinese servers, including those from Tencent.
For those who don’t know, the Indian government banned the popular PUBG Mobile name in India last year for security reasons. After the ban, Krafton, the parent company of PUBG Mobile, started making teasing the alternative version that the Chinese company did not participate in late last year. The developers finally released Battlegrounds Mobile India.
However, according to a recent report by IGN India, Indian player data is being sent to a Chinese server in Beijing. The game is also linked to Tencent’s own Proxima Beta in Hong Kong (this may be because PUBG Mobile accounts can be downgraded to Battlegrounds Mobile. India) and Microsoft Azure servers located in the United States, Mumbai, and Moscow.
In addition, one of the most famous servers Battlegrounds Mobile India communicates with most when playing games is operated by the Chinese state-owned company China Mobile Communications, located in Beijing, China. When the game starts, it should ping Tencent. The server is also in Beijing.
It is worth noting that when Krafton announced the launch of BGMI in India, due to geopolitical tensions between India and China, Krafton urged influential people and anchors not to associate the name with its banned Indian rival PUBG Mobile. Local laws and announced the termination of the relationship with Tencent.
However, it seems that Krafton has not fulfilled its promise, and its PUBG Mobile alternative is no different from the banned name. We already know that even Battlegrounds Mobile India wanted to be banned by the Indian party leader. Therefore, it will be interesting how the Indian government will react when it discovers Krafton’s cunning move to send data to China.